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Selection Procedures

The two highest placing finishers at the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, who elect to join the team, may select themselves to represent the USA National Team, provided that they have met the following criteria:

  1. Have met the qualifying standard set by the IAAF for the 2010 World Junior Championships. Please note: In order to be eligible to compete, wind-aided marks in the 100m, 200m, 100m Hurdles, 110m Hurdles, Long Jump, and Triple Jump will not be accepted, and all qualifying standards must have been met during the period January 1, 2009 to July 5, 2010.
  2. For the running events of 400m and over, performances achieved on over-sized tracks will not be accepted.
  3. Be eligible to represent the USA in all levels of international competition based on the Competition Rules of USATF and the IAAF.
  4. Be under the age of 20, but at least 16 years of age on December 31, 2010 (only athletes born in 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994 can be entered).
  5. All performances must be achieved during an official competition organized in conformity with IAAF Rules.
  6. All performances must be achieved during competitions organized or sanctioned by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its Member Federations. Thus, results achieved at school competitions must be certified by the Member Federation of the country in which the competition was organized.
  7. Performances achieved in mixed events (between male and female participants), held completely in the stadium may be accepted under specific circumstances and conditions (see Rule 147).
  8. Indoor performances will be accepted provided they meet all criteria above.
  9. Have a current passport good for at least 6 months after return from Canada.
    Athletes should bring their passport or a copy of their passports with them when they enter the team sign-up area at the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Information Related to Obtaining a Passport
  1. There are new passport rules dealing with minors, which makes processing more difficult. For more information on acquiring a passport, please visit http://travel.state.gov or your local post office.
  2. USATF will NOT assist the athlete by:
    • Paying passport fees
    • Paying passport expedition fees
    • Traveling to a passport office to assist an athlete with obtaining a passport
    • Paying for passport photographs
    • Paying for an athlete's transportation to a passport office
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